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Replace Teeth With a Dental Bridge, a Versatile Choice

At Alabama Family Dental, you can replace teeth with a dental bridge, a versatile choice! A bridge can replace a single tooth or multiple adjacent teeth. Unlike dentures, you won’t have to remove a bridge for cleaning. And Dr. James Whatley can attach your bridge to existing teeth or to dental implants. Check out this…

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Dental Sedation Eases Anxiety (video)

Dentophobia (fear of the dentist) is so common there’s a website called Dental Fear Central that is devoted to the topic. So if you’re anxious about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. You could deal with your fear by avoiding the dentist, but that’s a bad idea. Without routine dental care, you can develop problems…

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Should You Get Six Month Braces? (quiz)

Would you like a straighter smile, but you’re bothered by the idea of traditional metal braces? You may be interested in six month braces. The best way to find out if they’re right for you is a consultation with Dr. James Whatley. Call 251-241-0890 to schedule one. In the meantime, take this quiz to see…

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A Brilliant Smile In One Visit [VIDEO]

The spring and summer are full of special events — think weddings, graduations, and family reunions. And there’s no better way to get your smile ready than by removing dental stains! At Alabama Family Dental, we offer in-house teeth whitening treatments that dramatically transform your smile in just one visit! Check out this video to learn…

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Schedule Your Spring Dental Cleaning [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re ushering in the new season with a tidying of your home, make sure you don’t forget to schedule that other important spring cleaning: your six-month dental checkup and professional cleaning! At Alabama Family Dental, our dental exams include a thorough cleaning of your smile, as well as an assessment of your oral health!…

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Composite Fillings Can Make A Huge Difference! [PHOTO]

Sometimes, improving your smile is as simple as replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored, composite fillings! Check out this transformation, performed by the skilled team at Alabama Family Dental. These fillings are durable, like metal ones, but as you can see, they’re much more discreet! If you’re interested in replacing your unsightly metal fillings, call our…

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Pregnancy & Dental Health

Pregnancy can be as turbulent a time as it is exciting. If you’ve recently learned you’re a mom-to-be, you’re probably reading up on what to expect over the course of the next nine months. Your body will be changing in ways you probably didn’t expect. Your vision may blur, your sensitivity to smells (good and…

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The Importance Of Dental X-Rays [VIDEO]

Every so often, your dentist might recommend getting a set of x-rays taken. In fact, it’s frequently a part of routine dental exams here at Alabama Family Dental. We use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to better understand what’s going on with your oral health. But you may have wondered why it’s necessary to have…

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Comfortable Care With Dental Sedation [INFOGRAPHIC]

You’ve probably heard of dental sedation as a way to help calm your nerves before a big appointment, but did you know that sedation dentistry can be useful in other ways too? Check out this infographic to learn more about how dental sedation can help you have a more pleasant experience at the dentist’s office….

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How Tooth Loss Affects Your Overall Health [VIDEO]

Did you know that poor dental health can have negative consequences beyond your mouth? It’s true — especially when it comes to tooth loss. Missing teeth affect your entire diet, making it more difficult to consume fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. A study by the American Dental Association found that people who wear dentures were likelier…

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